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Guizhou's village protection project wins intl award

eguizhou.gov.cn| Updated: 2022-06-17 Print


The preservation and rehabilitation project successfully improves the living environment in Gaodang village. [Photo/ddcpc website]

The preservation and rehabilitation project of Gaodang village in Anshun, Southwest China's Guizhou province, recently earned a special mention at the Architizer A+ Awards.

Gaodang village used to face issues such as environmental degradation, low building quality, disorderly new building construction, lack of cultural features, and weak cohesion among local people.

To solve these problems, the Anshun Architectural Design Institute and Zhou Zhengxu's team from Tsinghua University started a field research and architecture design project in 2015.

After seven years of efforts, they successfully increased local awareness of cultural protection and established a traditional village and rural revitalization station to promote the development of Gaodang village.


Gaodang village, located deep in Guizhou's mountains, becomes an example of village preservation and rehabilitation. [Photo/ddcpc website]

The project also won the 2021 Landscape Architecture Award.

The Architizer A+ Award is one of the world's most prestigious architecture awards. It promotes and rewards the best architecture and product designs every year, aiming to raise public awareness of excellent architecture and increase architectures' positive influence on daily life.

This year's Architizer A+ Awards received more than 8,000 applications from over 80 countries. Nine projects from China won awards in the "Plus" category, 19 projects from China won awards in the "Typology" category, and six Chinese design companies won awards in the "Firm" category.

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